Virginia State Police report that on Wednesday night around 9:30 of a

single motor vehicle crash on Low Ground Road … one-and a half-

miles north of Guinea Road in Gloucester.


A 2011 Mercury ran off the road to the left, overcorrected and then

ran off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, 23 year-old Matthew

Gowen of Yorktown was ejected out of the vehicle upon impact.


Gowen suffered major injuries and was transported to Walter Reed

Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.


Gowen was not wearing a seatbelt.